Importance and Purpose
Both the Students and TCT as an institution can get some benefits from Industrial Attachment system. The purpose of Industrial attachment includes
- To cultivate the student’s professionalism, aptitude, attitude and adaptive skills in real-life situations;
- To further develop the student's interpersonal and collaborative skills through working with fellow colleagues;
- To boost the student's technical and design competency;
- To prepare the student for ready absorption into the workforce in Alternative Energy (AE) or Electronics & Telecommunication (ET) or Information Technology (IT) industries;
- To help forge and support a closer relationship between the AE, ET and IT industries and TCT.
Trainees will be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of human relationships and work attitudes.
- Understand the constraints of working life and functional relationships within and between organizations.
- Be orientated towards work processes.
- Apply theoretical concepts and school based skills to practice.
- Develop work attitudes like curiousness, self-confidence, maturity and self-reliance.
- Obtain knowledge of potential careers and develop new areas of interest.
Employers will be able to:
- Know future skills availability.
- Improve the training delivered at training institutions for industrial relevance.
- Influence the training of future generation of employees.
The Industrial Attachment System Operation
The attached student would work in the office of the company for the whole duration of the attachment. He/she would be working on the assigned project under the direct supervision of an AE/ET/IT trained staff from the company, whom we would term as the Training Supervisor. The attached student would abide with the company’s operating hours, dress code and any other human resource requirements. He/she could be given an allowance, determined by the organization. There would be a staff from TCT, whom we termed as the TCT Supervisor who will liaise with the Training Supervisor and with the company to oversee the attachment. At the end of the attachment, the student would be graded on his/her overall performance.
Role of Student
The student would be required to report to the company to which he/she is attached. He/she would be accountable to the Training Supervisor from the company throughout the duration of the attachment.
The student would be expected to demonstrate his/her professionalism, good attitude, adaptive and collaborative abilities, besides the technical and design skills that he/she had learnt. The student could be assigned as a member of a project team or work individually at the discretion of the training supervisor. The student would be required to maintain a student log throughout the duration of the attachment. He/she would be responsible in filling the weekly summary of work done with regards to his/her tasks and assignments given during attachment. This should be endorsed by the Training Supervisor as specified in the log book.
At the end of the attachment, the student should submit the student log book together with an industrial attachment report on the project highlighting his/her individual effort and contribution. The student should give a demonstration and/or a presentation of his/her contributions to the industrial attachment. Students would be evaluated jointly by both the Training Supervisor and the TCT Supervisor.
Role of the Training Supervisor
The Training Supervisor is a staff of the company appointed to jointly assess the student's performance in the industrial attachment project.
The following are the roles that the company's Training Supervisor will play:
- He/she should be able to assist the student in adjusting to the company and also in providing technical guidance with regards to the project.
- He/she will be responsible for evaluating the student's performance based on the student's attitude, reliability, quality, productivity, teamwork, and initiative and communication skills.
- He/she will work with the TCT Supervisor who will provide the necessary assistance and liaison.
- He/she would highlight to the TCT Supervisor for any disciplinary issues or concerns.
The industrial attachment report should be vetted by the Training Supervisor before submission to ensure that confidential information of the company or project will not be accidentally divulgated. Thus, the submitted report may be desensitized if necessary. The information in the report would be kept within the premises and will only be used for assessment purposes.
The TCT Supervisor would be appointed to oversee the smooth running of the attachment. The role of the TCT Supervisor includes the following:
- liaising with the Training Supervisor of the student in the company,
- checking on the student’s hard and soft skills performance,
- ensuring that project objectives are met,
- Making visits to the attachment and assessing the efforts and contributions of the student to the project in consultation with the Training Supervisor
INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Trainees who are accepted for this industrial attachment are privileged and should be proud of this opportunity. The student is the college’s ‘ambassador’ to the company or organization during industrial attachment. Misconduct by the student may jeopardize the opportunities of other candidates whom the company or organization may wish to take in future. Thus, the reputation of the TUMBA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY must be upheld at all times. Trainees must set a good example in behavior and personal appearance and are expected to conduct themselves sensibly and with dignity during attachments and portray themselves as responsible and respectable citizens of the future.
- The appropriate uniforms if provided by the organization / company must be worn at all times. Otherwise decent and respectable dressing is expected from all trainees undertaking attachment.
- Cleanliness of the organization / company’s grounds, offices, workshops and toilets should be the concern of every trainee on attachment.
- Trainees are not allowed to bring or consume alcoholic beverages whilst on attachment and nor any foodstuffs other than in designated area.
- Smoking in offices and workshops is strictly forbidden, unless allowed by the organization / company.
- Use of drugs (narcotics) is illegal.
- Trainees who have been absent for more than 30% of the attachment period will have their attachments stopped. Genuine cases may be considered for extension.
- Trainees whilst on attachment must not make unnecessary noise that may disturb the activities of the organization / company.
- Trainees will be liable, for full replacement cost for willful damage to organization’s / company’s property, plus 50% for the inconvenience and dependent on the circumstances may be disciplined.
- Trainees must carry at all times their training institutions admission card for identification. If organizations / companies have provided you with one, it must be carried at all times and be made visible to everyone.
- Organizations / companies will not be held responsible for loss or damage of trainee’s property. Trainees are advised not to carry important and/or expensive articles to work.
- Trainees are not allowed to make or receive telephone calls in workshops, offices, and other facilities at any time except if allowed by the organization or company. Personal mobile phones must be switched off while attending meetings or undertaking training activities.
- Firefighting equipment must not be tampered with. The penalty is suspension or expulsion from the attachment exercise, which may lead to further expulsion from the training institution.
- Trainees must adhere to the rules and regulations of the organization / company they are attached to.
- No trainee shall make any public statement on matters concerning the organization / company without specific written authority from the Director, Manager or Proprietor of the organization / company.
- Trainees must enter and leave the organization’s / company’s premises only via the designated entrance and exit routes.
- Trainees may buy food in the cafeteria, if available, but ALL crockery and cutlery must remain in the cafeteria.
- Trainee’s problems must be addressed through ORI who happens to be the link between the organization / company and TUMBA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY. ORI’s contact address is as follows; firstname.lastname@example.org , 0788469386.
- Regular attendance and punctuality at work are of paramount importance and must be observed whilst undertaking attachments.
- If trainees would like to request a day off, sick leave, or delay for work, trainees must request for it in advance either by a letter or a phone call.
- Failure to adhere to all above regulations by trainees shall lead to serious disciplinary action by TCT management.
Trainees must familiarize themselves with the organization’s / company’s working hours and must ensure full compliance to those periods. Punctuality and attendance are assessed in the final report.
SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP
- Safety regulations must be enforced where appropriate.
- Overall / oblique aprons and trousers must be worn where instructed.
- Long hair must be secured or fastened, and head scarves worn when operating.
- It is the responsibility of every worker to ensure the health and safety of his fellow worker whilst at work.
- Health and safety risks and hazards where present must be reported to the Training Supervisor.
- All female technical students must wear trousers where appropriate.
- Safety goggles and oblique or leather aprons must be worn as required.
THE ORGANISATION’S / COMPANY’S CODE OF CONDUCT SUPERSEDES THIS CODE OF CONDUCT. ONLY WHERE A CODE OF CONDUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE OR THE EXISTING CODE OF CONDUCT DOES NOT ELABORATE ON CERTAIN ISSUES SHOULD THIS CODE OF CONDUCT BE REFFERED TO.
This regulation is subject to change at anytime deemed necessary by TCT management.